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First Tier Technology : Financial Services

Business Analyst - Finance

Post Date : 02 Sep, 2016   |   Expiry Date : 31 Dec, 2017
 
Location : New York, NY        
Skills : Business Analyst, Excel, Access, VBA, SQL, Capital Markets experience        

Description:  Financial Business Analyst : A leading International investment bank is undertaking a number of major traded risk projects and has a fantastic opportunity for a Business Analyst to participate in large scale business and technology projects driven by regulatory change. The recent regulatory overhaul of the financial markets is driving changes in both market structure and the manner in which derivative products are managed, information captured, analyzed and reported across the Trade Lifecycle. The bank is launching a major initiative to develop a new trading, risk and middle office platform to comply with these new requirements. This new development effort will touch all aspects of the organization across Trading, Risk, Operations, Finance. This role requires strong derivative product and finance knowledge, as well as structured project management capabilities. The right candidate would be a driven professional with excellent communication skills, who can act as the primary interface to the Finance organization and be able to document requirements and create specs for technology that comprehensively capture the business needs. The candidate should have experience with complete SDLC of project implementations and should have experience being the representative of the Finance Organization within IT to ensure that all regulatory and other requirements for the Finance business users are met.   Core Skills : • Excellent analytical,documentation and problem solving skills: attention to detail; Talent for presenting complex issues in a concise and understandable format. • Quantitative data analysis skills (Excel / Access / VBA / SQL) are a must. • Strong Business analysis skills, analytical thinking, documentation, requirements capture, interface with IT/PM’s and developers. • Experience writing BRD’s, FSDs (Functional Specification Document), strong knowledge of derivatives product structure specially Swaps and Interest rate Derivatives.  • Understanding of Basel III/ Dodd Frank/ Volcker as it relates to Finance and knowledge of COREP, Risk, PnL, Greeks for derivative instruments. • Understanding of balance sheet and profit/loss statements for a derivative business • Good understanding of Internal Finance and regulatory and external financial reporting and value-added financial analysis • Should understand daily processing of derivative valuations and analysis of valuations • Understand operational processing for derivative products specially interest rate products/swaps   Other : • Masters degree in Computer Science, Finance, MBA or related area • Ability to manage multiple priorities, commitments and projects. • 8 to 12 years of experience with at least 6 years as an Analyst • Derivatives domain experience is required – experience with Interest Rate products specially Swaps is a big plus. • Excellent communication and presentation skills. 

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